Caroline Simpson Library

Opening hours

Tuesday to Friday | 10am–4pm

Closed Mondays and public holidays

Free entry

Request items before you visit

To visit the library, we recommend that you book a time so you can be sure we have space and staff available to assist you. To view specific items, you need to request those items at least three days before your visit.

Visit Ask a librarian for more information or contact us by:


Phone: +61 2 8239 2233

Research enquiries

Visitors with research enquiries are encouraged to book in for one of the two 3-hour daily sessions offered, either 10am to 1pm or 1pm to 4pm. Please email us at or phone +61 2 8239 2233 to arrange your appointment.

Woodgraining tools, rollers, stamps, combs

Caroline Simpson Collection

Home and garden design, history and life